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Re: Nick Butts 2015 William and Mary committed

PIS ·
I believe Midlo Dad reported the same thing over a year ago over on this thread... http://community.hsbaseballweb...pic/2015-commitments Tribe Pride!
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Re: Nick Butts 2015 William and Mary committed

Baseball Clearinghouse ·
Yes, great for the Tribe, thought a pic from Sunday would be nice to show everyone.
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Re: Nick Butts 2015 William and Mary committed

Midlo Dad ·
I did report it. But thanks to Bobby for the photo from UNC! Nick has been pitching quite well and really raking it. It's especially fun when he pounds one out of the park -- since he's not the biggest guy, the outfielders always do that startled thing and then have to sprint in vain to the fence. Some may remember two years ago when VirginiaPreps.com did a feature on Nick and posted a link here. Some people questioned whether you really could tell who would become a big time guy so early on...
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Online pitching evaluation service - any recommendations?

2020-RHP-Dad ·
I am a long-time lurker here and this is my first time post. Needless to say, I have learned a lot from this board - many thanks to all the posters. As my username reveals, my son is a 2020 RHP. He attends a competitive baseball school in the DFW area. He made varsity as a freshman and now again as a sophomore, but will have to battle to see decent innings this season. I have tried to help him myself mostly, but would like to try a qualified pitching expert who can view video and make...
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2020 with injury

Jam24 ·
Hi, I am a first-time poster though I regularly read the advice on this forum. So thanks in advance for any advice you can provide. My son is a RHP who last year (summer/fall of 2017) after his freshman year received numerous offers, including a full ride offer from a Pac12 school. He felt very much like he wanted to keep looking because he didn't know what he wanted (and the Pac12 school is in our hometown and he wants to go away for school). Anyway, fast forward to this year and he...
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Recruitable as Two Way Player for Ivy ???

Gov ·
2018 is seeking to play at top academic school. He's been the starting SS for club team, playing national events, and also the occasional and effective closer (1-2x per week - 2-3 innings). Solid line drive hitter as well... IF velo just hit 87; pitching coach thinks his FB velo will be 85 pretty quickly. We're thinking we should be promoting his SS/RHP two player capabilities. How do Ivy's view two players? Anybody with experience or points of view with this? Hoping to tap into the...
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How to Commit Long Distance

baseball_swagg ·
Hello all- I wanted to ask for some advice on my recruiting journey. I am a 2021 RHP, and I am starting to navigate the recruiting process. However, there is one school I am very interested in, and fits all my needs and wants in a school. It is a D1 program, a terrific academic institution, mid-size, located in a beautiful area, and a great school in general. I believe I have the talent to play at this school, as it is a mid-level D1 school (fastball tops out at 84 as a sophomore, compared...
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2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

2020RHPCA ·
To start off, I am a 6’3” and around 200 lbs RHP/Corners. So far in the beginning of the year I’ve been throwing around 87-90 with a plus slider and an above average change (although it’s pretty inconsistent at the moment). I think I’ll be throwing around 89- 92 when summer rolls around. I think I can play two way at the next level but I don’t think my bat alone will get me where I want to go. Also, This summer I’m going to play for one of the top travel teams in the state, which will...
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Can non Travel Players Get to the Next Level?

baseball_swagg ·
Hello All- I'm a 2021 RHP with the dream of playing at the next level. People tell me I have the talent to pitch at the next level, and I believe I can as well, with hard work and a little bit of luck. I throw 84 as a sophomore in HS, I have a sharp breaking ball and a pretty good changeup. I also have a feel for pitching and the game. However, I don't play travel. It's not possible for my family, as it is too expensive and my parents are too busy for that kind of commitment. I'm a hard...
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Academic Showcase insights

RHPinSF ·
Before I invest in flights and registration costs, I’d love to get some insight into “what’s typical” for a RHP at camps like Showball and HF. My son is a sophomore and has a 3.96 unweighted. He’s 6’3”, 190lbs. Throws in the mid-80s. And pitches in the WCAL in CA. Is that enough to get interest? Or are there lots of kids with similar numbers? We’re trying to decide if we should wait until next year, and get a bit more velocity and weight. Thank you for any thoughts you may have.
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Re: 2020 with injury

hshuler ·
Jam - Has any doctor been able to figure out the source of the problem? That needs to be the first order of business if he going to continue pitching. The word may be out that he has an injury and RC’s now want to see if he will be and can remain healthy going forward. Best wishes on a full and speedy recovery to your young man. I hope that it all works out in the end.
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Re: 2020 with injury

bandera ·
If they 've pulled their attention, do you really think they would have sent a NLI on signing day? You would have had false security. Verbals are not binding. Worse case kid attends fall and gets cut. Lost a year of eligibility.
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Re: 2020 with injury

hshuler ·
I started to add something similar to my post. I really don’t think that you hedged and lost. It’s likely that, as Bandera stated, no school would have honored the offer IF he’s not healthy. The good news is that IF he can get healthy and return to form, the interest from schools should return.
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Re: 2020 with injury

PitchingFan ·
You still have time. If doctors say he has a good chance of getting better, then do what they say. If they made offers and he was good enough as a freshman to get attention it will be there if he gets back healthy.
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Re: 2020 with injury

3and2Fastball ·
JAM24 - I greatly sympathize with your son's situation. If he was good enough to get P5 offers early, he'll get them later, too, if he can get healthy. The key is getting back to 100%. You definitely should take him to somebody who is an expert in shoulders and throwing injuries.
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Re: 2020 with injury

Jam24 ·
That’s a good question about whether there is a specific mechanical or physiological cause. I don’t know but we have a good doctor and can ask that question. Thanks for your comments and good wishes.
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Re: 2020 with injury

Jam24 ·
Thanks for the replies. To Bandera and HShuler, you make a good point. It’s possible schools would have dropped him but I do See schools stick with an injured player sometimes (maybe see what happens the following year). Certainly if he doesn’t heal and improve it wouldn’t have worked out either way.
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Re: 2020 with injury

Nuke83 ·
Have you been to an orthopedist at all? From your response above, it doesn't sound like it, which is a bit surprising given the potential your son has shown to have gained high interest early and that fact that he missed his entire HS season. As others have stated already, seek some serious medical opinion, but you need to look beyond the family doctor (and apologies if you have, but your post above just mentions "a good doctor") and seek out an orthopedist that has some specialty in sports...
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Re: 2020 with injury

Jam24 ·
Nuke83 - thanks for your concern. we have been to an ortho. Had MRIs and know specifically what the injury is. But we haven’t asked if there is something he is doing - mechanically - that is causing it. Would need to sync up dr. /PT/ coach for that I guess.
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Re: 2020 with injury

TheRightScuff ·
I'm starting to think that the early commit pressure high school kids and their parents feel applies more to position players than to pitchers. Colleges never stop looking to add the right pitcher it seems. So I worry less about slots being filled as a pitcher. My 2020 LHP is in a somewhat similar situation where he picked up some elbow tightness this summer. No structural damage, but no real urgency to push it as a 2020 in the fall of his junior year... so he's going to rest it. Just want...
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Re: 2020 with injury

CTbballDad ·
Spot on, especially for LHP. You're smart to take the fall off. Let him rest and get into the gym to build strength.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

cabbagedad ·
While the typical cycle for a P5 is a bit earlier, they will definitely find room for a kid that touches 90's and is an effective P with decent secondary offerings. If you have success with your top travel summer team, I'm pretty sure you will have P5 opportunities. Make sure grades and attitude are in check as well.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

3and2Fastball ·
It's not too late for P5. Keep working at it, and of course take good care of your arm! The summer before Senior year is huge for colleges of all sizes getting a good look at prospects.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

BBMomAZ ·
I think there are still opportunities to be had for pitchers! Could you give us some info on your academics?
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

Iowamom23 ·
My RHP 2018 committed to a P5 in September of his senior year. I think you definitely can do it, but others are right — academics, attitude are key.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

PABaseball ·
It's late, but it is never too late for a guy throwing 90 with height. You're in the right direction with the travel team. If they're not hitting the WWBA and the other major tournaments this summer, find a team to guest play with - one that is even better. What you should be doing now is reaching out to schools with the subject line - Joe Smith 6'2 91 mph RHP - and telling them you're interested in their program with some video of you throwing a bullpen with a radar in the frame. Make sure...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

PABaseball ·
The truth is at this stage grades don't matter much. He either has the talent for P5 schools or he doesn't. They don't care about grades until they identify you as a prospect and are on the cusp of making an offer. P5 schools are probably the most lenient on admissions when it comes to athletics. If he can't get into a P5 school with baseball on his side, odds are he won't be getting into many mid majors with baseball on his side either. He is also a second semester junior, grades aren't...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

2020RHPCA ·
Grades are also not an issue 4.0+ with 30 ACT
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

fenwaysouth ·
No, its not too late for P5 or other schools but you need to be getting exposure and creating a buzz in the marketplace if P5 school is the goal . Not sure how many D1 schollies are still out there, but there may be opps w/o schollies so that needs to be considered. I see your metrics as a tweener in a lot of different ways because of your velocity, frame and recruitability. You're not small but not overly tall either for a D1 pitcher. You've got good D1 velocity but not great velocity which...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

RJM ·
P5 isn’t always the be all, end all some people view it to be. I doubt any player on Coastal Carolina or Cal Stare Fullerton wishes they were in a P5 program if it’s not as competitive as their program. The chances or playing both ways in college are slim and none. A lot of very good hitters have only pitched in college. If you get one P5 offer and it’s a solid program you have to ask yourself some very honest questions. Why is this one P5 offering and not others? Are they seeing something...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

2020RHPCA ·
One more thing, I did not throw very hard during my freshman and shophomore years, well above average but not enough to get D1s attention. All off the D1 attention I have now has came from scout ball in the fall.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

coachld ·
Just know these are all opinions based on each parents own personal experience, as is my response. My son did not have interest from any schools at the D1 level until he attended a P5 camp and had a great performance while also living 90+ with every fastball, during fall of his senior year. But as Fenway pointed out, athletic scholarship money is going fast. Both P5 schools that my son was talking to either had or were not willing to provide athletic money. Those that met him late early in...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

letsgo!!! ·
If you are 89-92 when summer rolls around and have plus offspeed you will receive interest/offers from a variety of P5 programs.....what's critical for you is to be with the right organization at the right events......WWBA, music city, midwesprospect league, etc. are important places to be......if you have verifiable stats (pg,pbr) email your target schools pitching coach/recruiting coordinator a link to your profile along with information as to why you are interested in there school and...
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

57special ·
I would echo that P5 is not all that. You can go there and find you aren't getting playing time, while at a "lesser" school you might get more work. Some "stud' players that my 2018 played with are just sitting at their top ranked schools. Hard to improve that way.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

gunner34 ·
i think you are in good shape, play in big events this summer on a good travel program and I think you are going to get a lot more interest. sounds like you are somewhat of a late bloomer but with your size and velocity i think you will see good interest this summer. My son had 2 2019 pitchers at his school pick up Big 12 offers last summer.
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

Buckeye 2015 ·
At 6'3 and throwing 90 you're going to get looked at as a pitcher. The odds of being a two-way, especially in a P5 are very, very slim. Keep working the velo and you're likely to have plenty of offers over the summer....especially if you can push it up to 92-93
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Re: 2020 RHP/ Is it too late for P5

roothog66 ·
My 2018 verbally committed to a Big West school in July before his senior year. He was throwing 88-90. He had a decent number of offers. He signed the NLI that November. His senior year was off-the-charts successful. Pro scouts coming out, gave up only 6 hits in 52.2 innings the entire year. Sitting 91-93/T94. We fielded SEVERAL calls that spring (usually backdoor requests through scouts) from P5's wanting to know if he had actually signed his NLI. It was quite clear that this improvement...
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Re: Academic Showcase insights

MAM ·
RHPINSF -- what's his goal? Ivy? Patriot League? He'll get lots of looks with those stats -- especially if he can throw strikes. I had a LHP WCAL pitcher with a 3.6 and he thew low-80s and got decent interest. Can't say enough about HF.
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Re: Academic Showcase insights

Chico Escuela ·
My son is also a RHP, not as tall as yours, similar velo, went to HF summer after soph year in 2018. HF is very well run and was a great experience for my kid. He got to talk directly with some coaches, got some good advice about the recruiting process from the HF folks. In my opinion, the expense was worth it. BUT, if you are evaluating things strictly from a recruiting standpoint, you may want to wait until fall or next summer. Your son’s stats will get noticed. However, D1 coaches can’t...
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fenwaysouth ·
RHPinSF, This is a great question. MAM is exactly right...it depends on your son's goals. Before I invest in any airfare, hotels or anything I'd want my son to specifically identify the schools he's interested in. I want a list in my hands, because this can go sideways quick if there is no plan in place. A schools division (D1, D2, D2, etc..) determines the school's recruiting timeline. Many D1 schools are looking at sophomores. If your son has any thoughts about playing D1 then he needs to...
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Chico Escuela ·
Fenway has a lot more experience than I do, but one addendum I'd offer to his post: Schools definitely tend to pick in order of NCAA divisions, but the most academically selective HA D1s seem to mostly wait until grades are in for a player's Junior year. Sophomores absolutely can (and IMO should) get on the radar of these schools, but I wouldn't expect an offer until well into Jr year at earliest. Take a look on the PG web site at commitments for the Ivies, Georgetown, Northwestern--they...
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Re: Academic Showcase insights

RHPinSF ·
Thanks for all the great replies. It's my first go at this, so I really appreciate your baseball brain power. My son is using baseball as a way into the best college possible. He doesn't really care if it's D1,D2, or D3. He's interested in economics, so I'll have him create a list of his academic dream schools, and we'll target those first. Thanks again for all the great info.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
RHPinSF, you probably know this already, but Head First does conduct camps in Woodland CA in June and September.
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JCG ·
Kind of amazing that a freshman already knows he wants to major in Economics. An academic dream list for econ should include Claremont McKenna IMHO but they don't attend HF, last I heard. I recommend you try to get him into the NorCal World Series next year. Stanford may be a good choice too.
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RHPinSF ·
Because of all your smart advice, we'd decided to register for Headfirst West 4 in Woodland this September. And Showball in Albany NY in Aug. And next summer, hit a couple more. I didn't know about NorCal World Series, that looks great too. Thanks for that lead. I'm not a baseball guy (I rowed in College and never played baseball.) JCG, I know it's nuts to be thinking about a field of interest at this age, but we've heard from admissions people that they aren't as interested in generalist.
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Chico Escuela ·
Take a look at the Showball academic showcases, too. Also very good, and a slightly different mix of HA schools (as well as a good deal of overlap). My son has done both and both were very good. I will note that Showball only has pitchers throw on Day 2, while HF has them pitch on both days. For my son at HF, that meant 40+ pitches on Day 1, then another 80+ on Day 2. Not ideal...
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MidAtlanticDad ·
... and the Junior All-Academic Tryout at the AZ Senior Fall Classic. https://azfallclassic.com/junior-all-academic-game Another recent thread: https://community.hsbaseballwe...ides-showball-and-hf
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Goosegg ·
My info from 2009 era (tho I keep current on some lines of info). As a rising junior at HF (and Stanford) my son was at least 6" shorter and 30 lbs lighter (tho a LHP), he sat 80-2, had a bit better grades 😉. I thought it really helped him when he went the following summer to the same camps with very improved velo. I think it gave the coaches a feel for his progression (and, by extension, his work ethic) baseball wise and physical maturity. Foe example, most kids are trying to be seen, but...
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BBMomAZ ·
Is your son a rising junior then? I think a HA showcase in the fall is a good move. HeadFirst is ideal for direct communication with coaches so depending on how comfortable your son feels talking them up, he may need some prep with that aspect :-). He should reach out via e-mail to coaches who will be in attendance. I would also explore playing in the Junior Fall Classic in Arizona - it is highly scouted and given the timing (October), coaches could possibly get two looks within a couple of...
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RHPinSF ·
This is an incredibe amount of great information. Thank you all so much. I may have somehow implied he's a freshman. He's a sophmore now and will be a Junior this the fall. I'll be sure to look into the Junior Fall classic! OK...I'll push my luck a bit, and throw another one out there. Does he really need to bother with travel anymore? He'd rather play on his HS summer team locally. Could these showcases be enough for a RHP to be seen by the right coaches? Or is that crazy talk
 
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